The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in America, and this year The Friedkin Group has a special role to play.

The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation, of which Dan Friedkin is founder and chairman, will perform the flyover of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis ahead of kickoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.

Heritage Flights have become a staple of air shows across the country, but this is the first time the combination of historic aircraft and modern fighters has kicked off the Super Bowl. Pilot Steve Hinton will lead the formation in a P-51 Mustang, alongside Maj. John Waters in an F-16 and Maj. Dan Levy and Capt. Chad Rudolph in two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs.

The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2010. The organization honors the men and women serving in the Air Force by combining modern jets with World War II, Korea and Vietnam-era fighters in dramatic displays of our nation’s air power history. Dan Friedkin is one of 10 civilian pilots who are qualified to fly in formation with Air Force demonstration teams.

Don’t forget to tune into tonight’s Super Bowl early to see the historic flyover live. Also, follow the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation on social media for a behind-the-scenes look at the action in Minneapolis.